Hello, it’s me 🙂
Last week I didn’t share a blog post because my hubby and I had been busy doing house renovation stuff and I had nothing creative to share….this week I still have nothing creative to share either, BUT I do have a new quilt/craft space to show off! Are you ready for a sneak peek? Come on in!
As I explained in this post, this newly finished attic space was supposed to be a shared bedroom for our oldest boys. However, when I went to measure the space, somehow the dimensions had changed and their beds were not going to fit where I had imagined them. Long story short, we decided that this attic space would make a perfect quilt studio for me! So this past week I hauled my furniture into there and I am slowly organizing it. Even though the space is much bigger than the bedroom I was using, I have to say that it is a bit tricky to work with all these sloped angles. My taller pieces HAD to go where they would fit, and not necessarily where I wanted them, but I guess that’s a small price to pay for getting to use this huge, bright space ;).
On top of moving in, I also decided to get organized right away. So I went through my scrap drawers and ironed, trimmed, organized, and donated everything in those. I had them (sort of) organized by color, but really I never used them because they were such a jumbly mess! So I bought some see through containers with lids ( stackable!) and am sorting and organizing EVERY SINGLE SCRAP ( I will share more about my process in next week’s blog post!). I also decided to organize ALL my quilt book by subject or theme….I don’t know why….it just seemed like a good idea. I am predicting that my Christmas pile will be the tallest, but then again, maybe it will be my “precuts” stack of books that wins…
For this week, I am just sharing some pictures of my new space and my furniture placement ( for now). As soon as I get a chance to sit down and sew, I am hoping to figure out if this layout will work well, and then I will start hanging permanent stuff like my design board, quilts, pictures, etc. to give my room a more welcoming look…it is looking a bit austere in these pictures!
If you have any advice on how and where you have your quilt”stuff”, please leave me a comment with what works well for you ( or what does NOT work well for you). I would love to have your input now, before anything is permanently installed.
Until next time~happy creating!